Olympus C-720 UZ review

Started Apr 1, 2007 | User reviews
wcookson New Member • Posts: 2
Olympus C-720 UZ review

Received as Christmas gift December 2002, now looking for an upgrade.

Got beautiful photos, but is tempermental, may have been defective since new.

There is no manual focus, if you are shooting through s window with spots on it, it focuses on the window and you have no choice.


Auto focus problems, if you shoot many pictures in succession, ~10-15 seems a circuit overheats and then it refuses to focus.

Software that controls the camera seems buggy, had to pull batteries many times to effectivly re-boot the machine to cure a lockup situation.

Has worked beautiufully at times, but have been flustered at other times when machine would not cooperate.

Times I love it, other times I hate it. I am a former Nikon 35mm user from the early 70's. Many things i cannot do that I could with 35mm SLR. Got sick of getting my hands into chemicals and welcomed the digital age to get back into photography.

I received it as a Christmas gift, feel it was rushed to market before it was fully debugged.

Olympus C-720 UZ
3 megapixels • 1.5 screen • 40 – 320 mm (8×)
Announced: May 8, 2002
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